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Descriptor English:   Hemifacial Spasm 
Descriptor Spanish:   Espasmo Hemifacial 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Espasmo Hemifacial 
Synonyms English:   Facial Spasms, Unilateral
Hemifacial Spasms
Myokymia, Hemifacial
Spasm, Unilateral Facial
Spasms, Hemifacial
Spasms, Unilateral Facial
Unilateral Facial Spasm
Unilateral Facial Spasms
Spasm, Hemifacial
Facial Spasm, Unilateral
Hemifacial Myokymia  
Tree Number:   C07.465.364
C10.597.613.750.400
C23.888.592.608.750.400
Definition English:   Recurrent clonic contraction of facial muscles, restricted to one side. It may occur as a manifestation of compressive lesions involving the seventh cranial nerve (FACIAL NERVE DISEASES), during recovery from BELL PALSY, or in association with other disorders. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1378) 
History Note English:   1998 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   33356 
Unique Identifier:   D019569 

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